Wine bar theory

I totally recommend this book. It’s awesome and quite straight forward in the ideas.

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Oats

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I didn’t know there were quick oats and instant oats. Did you? The difference are in the size, hence affecting how long they would take to prepare

Carols in the Park – Lane Cove 2013

First time to sit through the entire event. Carols in the Park, 2013, right beside home.
We had KFC for din and it was sooo hot. And Bethany & Claire just had to sit on me. Today (the day after), I’ve got sore thighs.

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More photos here

Duck and bamboo rice noodle soup

Have to see what this is like. Interesting and something different than normal pho.
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CRT TV

Ogi and his dad jokes.
Today, he starts off with…I’ve got a brother at home…it’s only black and white.

meaning, the ‘BROTHER’ branded printer, 10-20yrs ago.

And then talked about old TVs.
Anyways, it made me think back to long ago when we still used the CRT TV and after you turn it off, there are still some electric charges left on the screen. And when i go close to the screen, the hand on my hands would stand up.

It’s quite fun!

Google Plus vanity url

Woohoo…I am finally invited to create a vanity url for my Google+ page.
Sadly, it didn’t allow me to use only first and last name. So, I’ve added the initials.
(I didn’t like how I needed to confirm using SMS)

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Google+ Profile link here.

Crispy bacon and cheese burger @ Grill’d

Burger for dinner tonight. Crispy bacon n cheese burger with regular chips. Mmmmmmm

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Cafe Paci @ Darlinghurst

FriendsAt $85 per person, the meal at Cafe Paci was worth it. There were a number of dishes to try and it was good enough. However, I just felt something was missing after the dinner. Can’t exactly put my finger to what it is. Maybe I needed a dish that had a bit more meat?

The service weren’t very attentive, as our glasses of water were empty quite often without anyone filling them up.

Anyways, when you read the menu, it would be quite confusing because there appears to be some savoury dishes AFTER dessert.

SnacksSnacks

Fried Barramundi Skin, Asparagus with lemon curd & poppy seeds, tacos, rye bread with shaved cheese & rose petal.

I don’t mind having more of the barramundi skin. It is cripsy and kinda like having salt & vinegar chips. Overall, I quite liked all of these.

Tomato, Sashimi prawns, raspberry, sour creamTomato, Sashimi prawns, raspberry, sour cream
The prawns were in 3 ways; sashimi, prawn oil and something else (can’t remember). I don’t like to eat tomato raw, but combined with all these ingredients, it was quite nice. It didn’t seem like I was having tomato. There was a taste of like ‘dried shrimp’.

Veal tartare, smoked bone marrow, broccoli, anchoviesVeal tartare, smoked bone marrow, broccoli, anchovies

..maybe it’s not smoked bone marrow, but just onions

This was probably the least favourite of mine. Tasted quite raw/meaty, but it got better as I ate more of it.

Bacon lettuce BonitoBacon lettuce Bonito

Cos Lettuce, bacon crumbs, bread crumbs and bonito sauce

This would be one of the dishes that I quite liked. Bonito is used to make the sauce and the overall taste is quite nice and pleasant. Maybe a piece of steam beside it would be awesome!

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Potato noodles, raw beef, watercress, lemon, mushrooms

I’m not fond of mushrooms, so gave it away. Ate the rest. The potato noodles have this slight crunch to it and was cold and refreshing.

Carrot Yoghurt LiquoriceCarrot Yoghurt Liquorice

Dessert time

I couldn’t taste the liquorice, which is good. The others could. The orangey carrot in the middle made it look like an egg.

Malt Banana ParsleyMalt Banana Parsley

Malt covered chocolate mousse, parsley sorbet(?), banana sauce

Eating each of these by itself is overpowering and don’t taste nice. You gotta mix all three ingredients and eat it as a whole. Because of this, the dessert was quickly finished.

Hi-Chew DessertHi-Chew Dessert

Sorbet made from Hi Chew

This was quite sweet. I haven’t had Hi-Chew before and it feels like gum. So, I asked if I could swallow it. (This was a free dessert)

Corn and ButterCorn and Butter

 

It does taste like pop-corn! I like this.

Pork & FennelPork & Fennel

Pork Crackling coated in chocolate and fennel seeds

Well well well. So, this is a dessert. I would’ve like the pork crackling to be a bit more ‘crackling’. And those macaroons were called ‘rockaroons’ (that was what I heard). I wasn’t mistaken, I think, because they were quite hard to bite into.